Celebrated Summer
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Things From Another World

Celebrated Summer

Fantagraphics, January 1, 2014

TWO ACID-FUELED TEENS ON A TRAGICOMIC ROAD TRIP

This original graphic novella is a funny and moving story of escalating humor and tension between two disaffected teens, Mike and Wolf, who take a spontaneous summer road trip after dropping acid. As the stark black and white of Forsman's cartooning indicates, however, this is not a psychedelic, Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby kind of trip. Instead of the escapism they crave from their fragile home lives, the LSD only heightens their sense of ennui, exacerbates their fears about the world they're about to enter as adults, and creates doubts about everything they think they know. Though not entirely what they bargained for, will Mike and Wolf look back on their adventure as part of the "celebrated summer" of their never-to-berecaptured youth, or a carelessly wasted part of the best years of their lives? Or both?

Writer
Charles Forsman
Cover Illustrator
Charles Forsman
Format
Trade Paperback or Graphic Novel
Distributor Code
SEP131170